Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

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Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
Grand prix cycliste de Québec 8.jpg
During the 2011 edition of the race
Race details
DateSeptember
RegionQuebec City, Quebec, Canada
Local name(s)Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI World Tour
TypeOne-day race
OrganiserGroupe Serdy
History
First edition2010 (2010)
Editions9 (as of 2018)
First winner Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
Most wins Simon Gerrans (AUS)
 Peter Sagan (SVK)
(2 wins)
Most recent Michael Matthews (AUS)

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec is a one-day professional bicycle road race held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Its first edition was on September 10, 2010, as the penultimate event in the 2010 UCI ProTour.

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal held two days later are collectively known as the "Laurentian Classics"[citation needed]. Only Simon Gerrans has achieved a Laurentian double by winning both races in the same year.

Route[edit]

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, unlike many single day events, is not a point to point race, but a circuit based race. The riders race for 11 laps on an 18,1 km long circuit. During a lap on the circuit the riders need to complete four climbs in rapid succession: Côte de la Montagne (375m long and 10% average grade), Côte de la Potasse (420m long and 9% average grade), Montée de la Fabrique (190m long and 7% average grade) and Montée du Fort (1000m long and 4% average grade). The finish is uphill on the Montée du Fort.[1]

During the 2014 edition, riders had to take an alternate route because of construction on the Côte Gilmour.[2]

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
2010 France Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2011 Belgium Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012 Australia Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE
2013 Netherlands Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling
2014 Australia Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE
2015 Colombia Rigoberto Urán (COL) Etixx–Quick-Step
2016 Slovakia Peter Sagan (SVK) Tinkoff
2017 Slovakia Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe
2018 Australia Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb

Multiple winners[edit]

Riders in italics are still active

Wins Rider Editions
2  Simon Gerrans (AUS) 2012, 2014
 Peter Sagan (SVK) 2016, 2017

Wins per country[edit]

Wins Country
3  Australia
2  Slovakia
1  Belgium
 Colombia
 France
 Netherlands

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grands Prix Cyclistes".
  2. ^ "Grand Prix cycliste de Québec : changement de parcours".

External links[edit]